Friday, April 30, 2010
So for my birthday she surprised me with my first blogover!! How fun!! And just in time for our adoption announcement and journey to Ethiopia!!
She asked Ashton at Princessblogdesigns to do the transformation. Ashton is a fifteen year old who has two siblings adopted from China. She also has a heart for Africa and wants to go on a mission trip. She is saving her blog design earnings to fund a mission trip and care for orphans! How cool is that!! Just love hearing about teenagers who have a love for the Lord and a heart for missions!! She also made our adoption announcement! So if you need a blogover or an announcement done , she does a great job as you can see!
So thanks Kristi for the new look and even more for your sweet friendship!
We joyously announce the adoption of our daughter! Yes, today we passed court in Ethiopia!
The above is a picture of the adoption announcement we will be sending out to family and friends to make them aware of our glorious news!! The boys have helped to put together a slide show of some of the pictures we have received of her while we have been waiting. Our hearts grew with each picture that came and our longing to have her home increased with each new update from afar. We are so very excited to share with you our precious daughter and covet your prayers that we will soon be able to travel and bring her home!! We would love for you to journey with us via the blog as we travel to Ethiopia and back. We anticipate traveling in early July. Until then, enjoy the boys' handiwork and our precious gift, a daughter from the KING!!!! Ahhh! How we are blessed!!!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
The boys took part in a United States Basketball Association Tournament this weekend. Battle assisted the coach on the bench and Lottie and I warmed the bleachers. They made it to the championship game where they faced a goliath of a team. Yes, they were giants!! The boys fought hard and played well but just could not fell the giant, coming up with a runner up trophy. The boys have continued to improve their game and are playing quite well for 10 year olds. Noah is quite the ball handler and plays with a passion that is unmatched! Graham has stepped up his game and has become an excellent inside player pulling down multiple rebounds and blocking several shots each game. Watching the two of them play together is such a joy!! Especially when you get to see plays like this (Noah (#4 in white) dishes the ball to Graham for an open shot!).........
This mama is so very proud!
Friday, April 23, 2010
Yes!! He IS Risen!! He is Risen INDEED!!!
The four older cousins enjoyed playing beach games like corn hole and washer toss until the sun set each evening.....
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
WE HAVE A COURT DATE!
APRIL 21st, 2010
Yes, this time next week we hope to be sharing pictures of our precious daughter!! This time next week she will be officially our daughter according to the Ethiopian courts!! AND , this means that we will not have to be present for court. We will have a Power of Attorney representing us
in court next week. If our court date had been After May 1st, we would have to be there and then travel again to bring her home. Since we have an April court date ,we do NOT have to be there and will travel in June most likely to bring her home!! Yippee!!!!
Next week , I hope to have more pictures that look like this!!
This was taken when my bestest friend came into town and we celebrated our referral at a local Ethiopian restaurant!! What Fun!!
Hopefully next week , we can take the whole family to celebrate our daughter officially being OURS!!!!
Thank you LORD for your PERFECT timing and for setting the lonely in families!!!